SUSHI TRAIN

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TitleSUSHI TRAIN
ClientJAPAN APPEAL
Product / ServiceJAPAN RELIEF FUNDRAISER
CategoryA04. Best Use of Ambient Media: Small Scale
EntrantJWT SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Entrant Company:JWT SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Advertising Agency:JWT SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Results and Effectiveness

We targeted customers of Japanese restaurants, people who would be in the mindset to appreciate the effect of the disaster on Japan. Through this unique and simple media idea, we gave compassionate Australians the opportunity to play their part in easing the pain for the Japanese people. Not surprisingly, Australians opened their hearts and in a short time, over $15,000 was raised.

Creative Execution

We created special donation plates that were placed on the sushi trains. Different coloured plates were valued at different amounts, in line with the pricing of the standard sushi plates. Customers were invited to pick up the plates and pay their donation at the cashier, along with the rest of their bill. The proceeds were sent to the Red Cross Japan Fund. The special donation plates were then piled up in the restaurant and they become a showpiece for the restaurant to encourage further donations. The plate stacks also symbolized the rebuilding of Japan.

Insights, Strategy and the Idea

The Japanese earthquake and tsunami left Japan and its people devastated. Our idea was to create an innovative and fresh way to make it easy for people to donate to the Red Cross Japan Appeal. We selected Japanese sushi train restaurants, an ideal location where customers are open to the cause. This proved to be a well targeted campaign.

Credits

Name Company Position
Angus Hennah JWT ECD
Mark Harricks JWT EDC
Jason Ross JWT Copy Writer
John Lam JWT Art Director
Anne Gibson JWT Group Account Director
John Kim JWT Senior Account Manager
Jeffrey Oley The Offices Designer/Typographer